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SFA Submission on the Reform of the States Employment Rights and Structures

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, TD, has commenced a programme of reform of the State’s employment rights and industrial relations procedures and institutions.  The Minister has proposed that the current complex and confusing array of industrial relations and employment rights bodies be rationalised into an integrated two tier structure.  The key features of the new structure will be to encourage early resolution of disputes, the vindication of employee’s rights and minimisation of the costs involved for all parties in terms of money, time and workplace productivity.

The SFA has prepared its response to the Department, which you can access here.  The SFA’s main objective is to secure the establishment of an efficient, user-friendly and impartial third party system, with a consistency of approach to resolution and determination of grievances and disputes within the workplace or on termination of employment.